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Time Limits for Effecting Service of Process Can Be Flexible, Eleventh Circuit Says

Under unusual circumstances, a two-year delay in completing service of process was not fatal in the Eleventh Circuit.
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Certified Mail Can Be an Inferior Method for Serving a Summons and Complaint

Serving a summons and complaint by certified mail is ineffective without a return receipt.

Circuits Split on Applying Derivative Jurisdiction to a Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

In a removed action, nationwide service under Bankruptcy Rule 7004 can give a district court personal jurisdiction, even though the state court would lack personal jurisdiction.
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